The District of Muskoka Reopens Port Carling Locks for the Season

June 8, 2020 (Bracebridge, ON) - The Port Carling Locks have reopened for the summer season with restrictions in place to protect the health and safety of staff and the community.

Visitors can access the large locks during operating hours and have self-serve access to the small locks. Cashless payments are preferred, fees can be found on our website, here.
Public washroom facilities have reopened with increased cleaning protocols implemented. Visitors to the Port Carling Locks are reminded that use of the locks and onsite facilities is at their own risk. 

Large Locks
Boaters are asked to remain in their vessel while using the large locks and follow directions from Locks staff. 
Operating hours:
- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Saturday and Sunday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Small Locks
Self-serve, 24/7. 

James Bartleman Park
The park is open to visitors.  Please practice physical distancing and respect others using the park.

We thank visitors for following onsite signage to ensure operations at the Port Carling Locks can continue this summer. The District of Muskoka is following the advice of public health officials and continues to make every effort to limit the spread of COVID-19. 

We look forward to seeing you on the water.   

For the latest updates on all District program and service impacts, and to learn more about the actions taken in response to COVID-19, visit